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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Warfield Theater on 1999-04-15

Topics Live concert

Before Set 1:
d1t01 - Hello Old Friends*

Set 1:
d1t02 - Viola Lee Blues
d1t03 - Big Railroad Blues
d1t04 - Jack-A-Roe
d1t05 - Cosmic Charlie
d2t01 - Wolfmans Brother >
d2t02 - Uncle John's Band

Set 2:
d3t01 - Alabama Getaway
d3t02 - Sugaree
d3t03 - Like A Rolling Stone >
d3t04 - I Know You Rider
d3t05 - Row Jimmy
d4t01 - Shakedown Street >
d4t02 - The Wheel >
d4t03 - Not Fade Away

d4t04 - Donor Rap
d4t05 - Band Intros
d4t06 - Mr. Tambourine Man

Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Venue Warfield Theater
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD (24 Track Recording Mix) > Master DAT (44.1k)
Lineage Sony TCD-D8 > RME Hammerfall Digiface > Sony Vaio C1VP > Samplitude v7.02 Professional > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Charlie Miller


* Phil and his sons Graham and Brian with Steve Kimock on guitar, sang in front of the curtain.

Phil Lesh - Bass
Steve Kimock - Guitars
John Molo - Drums
Trey Anastasio - Guitar
Page McConnell - Keys


Reviewer: Gumbo72203 - - January 21, 2015
Subject: Viola Lee -> Here Comes Sunshine fake out?
Oh man, could you guys imagine if they went into Here Comes Sunshine at the end of Viola Lee? About 25 minutes in, they build it up into a sick slow groove the way the 10/31/98 Wolfman's comes out of space into that lounge groove.

They wanted Here Comes Sunshine so badly!!!
Reviewer: D43M0N - - August 22, 2014
Subject: A New Africa
Everything that can be said about a masterful show such as this has been said. I just want to add that Uncle John's Band comes ripping out the gate, Steve teases A New Africa as the icing on the cake!

Reviewer: toddonbike - - February 2, 2014
Subject: What? I didn't know about this????
Sooo glad I just stumbled on the youtube of this show. A quick google and here is an amazing piece of history, music, delight that I cannot believe took me almost 14 years to discover! And from what I'm reading the next 2 nights get even better!?!
Reviewer: newbyrnabch - - September 2, 2012
Subject: Timeless
There are so MANY incredible shows on the archives, but there always has to be a best, and the phil & paige shows from 4/16-4/18 are those. My favorite question when talking with music fans are? "If you could go back in time and see any show, what would it be?" Of course most people pick out historical dates or people that have already passed. But I think my answer would be, showing up at the 4/16/1999 show and not walking out of that theater until past midnight on 04/18/1999. Thanks for the best shows on the archive.
Reviewer: SamV - - February 27, 2012
Subject: Forgot
I forgot how good this run was. It has been a while since I have listened to these shows. The Warfield Kimock/Trey/Page/Molo run is an essential to any fans collection of live music. Timeless.
Reviewer: m.r.kuehn - - January 31, 2012
Subject: absolutely unbelievable!:):):):)!!!
IMHO: "Hello Old Friend" with Phil's kids singing is one of the truly great moments in the Grateful Dead family history. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the fact that other people disagree with my opinions about the music ...... BUUUUUUTTTTTTT..... for some JACKASS(fitzy77); to rip Donna Jean Godchaux is one thing, everybody's got their opinions, (I gaurantee she can sing a hell of a lot better than you can!). But to rip Phil's kids??? That's absolutely dispicable. I hope you made that comment in a drunken stupor because it would make me incredibly sad to know that someone would actually think, muchless say something so horrible.
Pardon my tyraid, but there are certain things I just can't let go uncommented upon (even if they are six year old reviews). NO OUR LOVE WILL NOT FADE AWAY!!!!
Reviewer: brainniarb - - May 12, 2009
Subject: any Phil is good
I'm old enough to have seen the Dead, Zappa, Phish, and many others back when they were young and full of energy. The music here is TOP NOTCH. If you have adult children, you know why Phil opened with his kids... KIDS ROCK...
Reviewer: unbrokenchainn77 - - July 29, 2008
Subject: Old Friends
oh wow, this actually made me cry.
Reviewer: lsailor - - September 8, 2006
Subject: Hello Old Friend
This is such a special song....even if some of you think that "no one named Lesh should ever sing". You must understand that this is the first show after Phil's trnasplant. This song comes from the heart... can you image how good it must have been to be alive and to be seeing all of his old friends again. I can just image Phil being rolled into the operating room and thinking...I hope I will see you again... as he looks at his kids... for what could have been the last time. Sometimes you have to listen with your heart and not just your ears.
Reviewer: Jac from Tucson - - April 14, 2006
Subject: The beginning of a great 3-night run
OK, there are pholks who are dissing Phil's singing and others who are complaining about this or that or whatever. Wow. Chill. This was the first night of a three-night run and, as most first nights seem to be, it had its kinks that needed to be worked out. Still, the music here is far superior to most jambands out there today (April 2006...).

I love this show because, warts and all (yes, with a nod to moe. on that phrase) this leads into two totally killer nights to follow. Ya gotta DL all three and listen to 'em to put this show in perspective. It ain't perfect, but it's damn, damn fine! Be sure and check out the 16th and 17th...whew!

What a great run.
Jac from Tucson
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - February 9, 2006
Subject: Uneven
Alabama is a disaster and Phil just does not sound all that confident. This was his first show so we can cut some slack. UJB, Shakedown and IKYR are great. The rest is ok itnever reaches the heights of the other 2 nights just hints at it.

NFA shows you what these guys have in store for the next couple of nights.
Reviewer: fitzy77 - - February 5, 2006
Subject: Hello Old Friend
The version of "Hello Old Friend" here confirms that no one named Lesh should ever sing. The lack of harmonic sense of Phil's kids makes one long for Donna G. Rest of the show is nice though.
Reviewer: JMITCHELL - - December 29, 2005
Subject: thanks
isnt it great to be in a time and place where we can get stuff like this...ive been in iraq the last 10 months and have relied heavily on music archive to keep my sanity, and musicians like this help, i remembering listening to this shortly after the show was played, unfortunatley i lost the discs, found them again wooo hooo
Reviewer: darkstar11/11/73 - - August 3, 2005
Subject: good
this is a really good show....but i feels more like phish featuring phil lesh playing dead songs...while i know that is more or less what is happening....i still would perfer if the jams were a tad more dead-y and less phish-y....if that makes sense to anyone....that being said i love phish so its not really a bad thing....just know going in that this isnt a typical phil and friends sound......btw the viola lee opener is worth d/ling the entire
Reviewer: vadead - - May 23, 2005
Subject: Phil And Phrends
Great run, Sweet tunes, Nice audio!!!
Reviewer: terrapinbrad - - May 18, 2005
Subject: Phil and Phriends!
Phil and friends is a great band with slightly jazzed up renditions of Grateful Dead tunes, but when you add Trey's guitar and voice, and Page's keys and voice, that's the cherry on that sundae. Row Jimmy Row Jimmy Row Jimmy!!! Trey sounds great on this one just like he sounded great this first time I heard him sing it! That was 5-4-99 (acoustic solo). Anyway, 5 stars for this show, and thanks to Phil and his Phriends!
Reviewer: macjacob - - April 23, 2005
Subject: Great Shows, All Star Cast
All three shows, April 15,16, and 17 are great, although my favorite is the 17th. Featuring an all star cast of Phil, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Page McConnel (Phish), John Molo, and Steve Kimock.

These shows belong in your collection
Reviewer: macjacob - - April 23, 2005
Subject: Great Shows, All Star Cast
All three shows, April 15,16, and 17 are great, although my favorite is the 17th. Featuring an all star cast of Phil, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Page McConnel (Phish), John Molo, and Steve Kimock.

These shows belong in your collection
Reviewer: DankNuggets - - March 27, 2005
Subject: Phil + Phish -----> Oh Yeah!!!!!
Fantastic sound quality!!!! Thanks for the great recording.....
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